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GRADUATE CREDITS WHILE TRAVELING THE WORLD!
Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a non-profit
organization that runs summer professional development travel programs
designed for teachers.
offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011:
India/Nepal, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt,
Ethiopia, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco,
Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and
Guatemala/Belize/Mexico. Registration deadline is June
1, 2011, however some of the programs will be
full before then.
have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through
Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing
the world. The trips are 8 to
23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and
affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find
funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. GEEO provides teachers
educational materials and the structure to help them bring their
experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities
of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired
educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator
information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel
dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can also be reached
7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST. To
sign-up for GEEO's listserv, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a
multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning
about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is
a premier provider of professional development on East Asia.
in October 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East
Asian Studies programs of seven institutions: the University of
Washington, the University of Southern California, the University of
Colorado, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia
University, and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies at
Smith. Since its inception, NCTA has established introductory seminars
for teachers in 48 states, serving over 13,000 teachers.
seminars serve more than 1,000 teachers yearly. Participants interact
with East Asia specialists, receive extensive readings and other
materials, and discuss effective strategies for bringing East Asia into
their classrooms. Each seminar leader or team facilitates a seminar on
East Asia that incorporates primary-source selections from the Chinese,
Japanese, and Korean traditions. NCTA offers seminars in different
delivery methods to accommodate the different needs, schedules and
preferences of teachers. Seminars can be taken in a face-to-face
setting, online, or in a blended format (face-to-face and digital used
targets teachers of world history, world geography, other social
studies courses, and language arts/world literature as the primary
audience of its programs. Teachers of Asian languages, media
specialists, librarians, and art teachers who play a key role in
teaching Asian studies content also are eligible for NCTA programs.
NCTA seeks to develop a community of inquiry among educators interested
in East Asian studies that serves as a forum for collegial discussion
of issues relevant to the teaching of East Asia.
• Quality instruction about East Asia from leading experts in the field
• No cost
Introduction to a wide-range of up-to-date print, audio-visual, and
Opportunities to network with alumni
• Course credit or recertification credit (available in most locations)
Opportunities to learn about study tour prospects